Libations for EveryoneExplicit

by Charles Awad & Ben Quam

Sipping shots and sharing thoughts is the name of the game. Hosts Ben Quam and Charles Awad serve their guests one shot of booze for each of six topics of conversation, totaling six roundtable topics and six shots of liquor. Libations for Everyone!

Podcast episodes

  • Lefse of Center with Ben Quam & Charles Awad

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    Lefse of Center with Ben Quam & Charles Awad

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    It's due time for another tag-team edition of the pod! What once was a convenient fill-in for cancellations or open dates, has become an alternative episode type unto itself, and is becoming more and more difficult to find a space for in the never-ending avalanche of spectacular guests on LFE. The boys discuss Charles' recent Japan adventures, SURPRISE MAYONNAISE, Memaw's Cheese Tiddies (yes, they are a real snack food), and all of the following topics: 🔥 What outdoor cooking technique do you really want to GIT GÜD at this year? 🍖 Name a food that you pretty much avoid eating except for at a very specific place. 🚍 What's the worst thing about traveling with others? 🤝🏽 Name a memorable “single serving friend” you made on an adventure. 💭 You can only eat one of the following for the rest of your days: pizza, burgers or tacos. CHOOSE WISELY. 🌍 Name a food that’s surprisingly popular in a foreign location you've visited. We're tagging you in!! Let's start the show. Beverages of Choice This week's featured spirit, courtesy of our sponsors at Beam Suntory: Maker's Mark Private Select: American Oak Stave FIND US Instagram | Facebook

  • Bonkbuster with Amanda Jacobson

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    Bonkbuster with Amanda Jacobson

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    Amanda Jacobson from the delightful, hilarious, spoopy Wine & Crime podcast, and the steamy, titillating, BONKBUSTERY Passages pod, is the LFE third-host o' the week! Seldom do Charles & Quam have the chance to clink glasses on-air with such a kindred spirit-- as fellow "drinking a lot while laughing hysterically into a mic" enthusiasts. Talking about pod life is just one small part of this G&T sesh, in addition to an infinite number of terrible puns, stories about broken bones on vacation, frozen pizza history 101, and these six topics: 🍟 New fast food creations have become a lot dumber throughout the decades. Invent a new fast food creations that would absolutely kill it today. ❄️ Winter is ending in some parts of the world, and soon to begin in others. What is a favorite "I'm not going outside" meal of yours? ✅ Describe a time you said YES to something that you considered passing on, and you were really happy you did. 🍷 How has your taste in wine changed over the years, and what wine are you really into right now? 🐇 Loving dark, macabre, brooding stuff rules. But what type of floofy, lighthearted or comedic fare cleanses your palate? 🚲 Being a good traveler is complex. Name a time you were a part of, or witness to, good OR bad tourism. PLUS: Charles won't STFU about Japan, having just returned a couple days ago, These three really like to talk, so buckle up. LFE time is here again! Beverages of Choice This week's featured spirit, courtesy of our sponsors at Beam Suntory: Roku Gin & Tonics FIND US Instagram | Facebook

  • Doctor Irish with Paul Hennessy

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    Doctor Irish with Paul Hennessy

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    Friend o the Pod, som, hospitality maestro, and 3.5x LFE guest Paul Hennessy pulls into the lead for all-time appearances on this edition of the show. "Paulie Three Point Five Times" doesn't really have a ring to it, so we'll just call him DOCTOR IRISH. Paul gives Charles n Ben the scoop on life at Porzana after receiving a James Beard nom, and chats about hospitality (as ever), shoeys, and all of THIS: 🇮🇪 Name a humorous trait from your heritage that bleeds into your every day life. 🍳 Name a food or beverage you are happy to prepare the "wrong way". 🙅🏽‍♂️ What is something you simply won't do while traveling, regardless of what the group says? 🧠 If they could upload your consciousness into a computer, or there were an equivalent of heaven, would it be satisfying to have whatever you want instantly, or would that be LESS satisfying than truly earning it? 💔 Name a time you had an epic fail with a crush or date. 👌🏼 Name a perfect bite you’ve had in 2024. There's a seat at the table for you. Get comfy! Beverages of Choice This week's featured spirit, courtesy of our sponsors at Beam Suntory: Sipsmith London Dry Gin FIND US Instagram | Facebook

  • The Champagne of Whiskey with Derek Reed

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    The Champagne of Whiskey with Derek Reed

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    Club Carraway founder Derek Reed makes his second turn on the Libations for Everyone runway, with some thrilling news about the future of his true-custom clothing business. Enjoying some whiskey in The Semple Mansion after a long day is a comfortable feeling for Derek, given that the "recording studio" for LFE is where he plies his craft as an expert clothier and stylist. Only this time, he can kick back as a guest. The gentlemen talk about new comedy, timeless fashion, traveling to the same places, forthcoming adventures around the world, and more, along with these six topics: 👖 What was the original piece of clothing that made you beam with pride when you rocked it? 🎭 Who is a favorite new, or underexposed, comic of yours right now? 🍗 What food do you wish more people associated with sports get-togethers? ✂️ What region of the world is a big fashion inspiration for you in 2024? Is it a modern style, or harkening back to another time? 🍸 Patio season is lurking. What’s your official unofficial patio drink for 2024? 💭 Recount a great travel memory with someone in the room. It's time to cut it up like fine Italian fabric. LFE time is here. Beverages of Choice This week's featured beverage, courtesy of our sponsors at Beam Suntory: Makers Mark Cask Strength French Oaked FIND US Instagram | Facebook

  • Turbo Duck Sauce with Brooke Faudree

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    Turbo Duck Sauce with Brooke Faudree

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    You'd be hard pressed to find a finer dinner party host, chef, hospitalitarian (yes that's a real word!) and devoted Francophile than Brooke Faudree. Look no further than the fact that she brought a beautiful sourdough and some excellent butter to share with Quam and Charles on this edition of Libations for Everyone. Breaking bread and sipping negronis are just the starters. Brooke recants stories from her various visits to France, including a particularly memorable lunch she had with some elderly legionnaires, after which she was given a really special gift. Here are your six topics: 🥄 What is your favorite thing about dining in one's home, as opposed to out at a restaurant? 🗿 Infrathin is the "aura of something that was". Name a time you saw something that made you wonder how it became to be as it is now, not knowing the true story of it. 🐟 Name a dish you like to prepare that has changed, evolved or improved as you’ve learned more over the years. 🗺️ How do you and your partner travel differently, and how did you learn to navigate together? 🇫🇷 Name a moment, meal or experience that you would use to entice or advise someone traveling to France for the first time. 😖 Tell us about your last kitchen fail. Vive Libations! Raise your glass. Beverages of Choice This week's featured beverage, courtesy of our sponsors at Beam Suntory: Negronis featuring Sipsmith London Dry Gin FIND US Instagram | Facebook